International Week

JOIN US NOVEMBER 18-22 TO LEARN ABOUT BROCK’S INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY!

International Week is a bi-annual event held each semester to showcase Brock’s diversity.

Our Fall semester is in conjunction with CBIE’s annual International Education Week (IEW) celebrations held worldwide on the third week of November. The event is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the globe.

For international members of Brock’s community, International Week is a great opportunity to represent your home country and highlight unique aspects of your culture to others.

For Brock’s domestic community, it deepens our understanding of the world outside of Canada and provides a valuable opportunity to learn more about cultural traditions and values.

Questions about any of the activities listed can be directed to Ehima Osazuwa by email or by phone at 905-688-5550 x4240.  

Feature Events

International Food Tour

Tuesday, November 19 to 22
Various restaurants in St. Catharines

 

Sign-up for a dinner hosted by our Brock International Student Ambassadors. St. Catharine’s is home to a variety of restaurants offering international cuisine, and our ambassadors have searched the city to find ones that best reflect each of their cultures.

Pho Nha
November 19, 6 p.m.

Aiden, our student ambassador from Vietnam, and Vicky, our student ambassador from China, will be dining at Pho Nha, located on Fourth Avenue. Pho Nha is famous for their traditional Vietnamese soup. The menu consists of items that are prepared daily using secret Vietnamese family recipes with high quality, fresh ingredients.

Average price / entrée $10-$15. Menu can be found here.

Touch of India
November 20, 7:30 p.m.

Ishita, our student ambassador from India will be dining at Touch of India located on St. Paul Street. This restaurant holds great pride in their authentic Indian dishes full of flavour. Touch of India has everything from traditional appetizers such as Samosas, fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling, a wide array of authentic curry dishes, and delicious desserts such as barfi, a sweet made from coconut and Indian cream. Make sure to wash your taste buds with mango lassi, a drink made from butter culture with mango pulp.

Average price / entrée $10-$12. Menu can be found here.

Caribbean Eatery
November 21, 5:30 p.m.

Ana, our student ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago, and Jabu, our student ambassador from Costa Rica, will be dining at Caribbean Eatery located on Lake Street. Caribbean Eatery allows you to enjoy real Jamaican cuisine from Jerk Chicken to Snapper. The menu promises to tell a story about food in Jamaica.

Average price / entrée $7-15. Menu can be found here.

Lost and Found Taqueria
November 22, 7 p.m.

Santiago, our student ambassador from Colombia, will be dining at Lost and Found, located on St. Paul Street. Lost and Found make their guacamole in an authentic molcajete, a stone bowl that Aztecs used exclusively for making guacamole many centuries ago. They mostly offer tacos, which hint at the most characteristic dishes in Mexican culture, such as Carne Asada, Carnitas or Carne Al Pastor. For desserts, they serve Tres Leches Cake, a traditional milk-based dessert that many Latin-American cultures make. For those who enjoy a good drink, Lost and Found has a great selection of Tequila and Mezcal-based cocktails.

Average price / entree $10-15. Menu can be found here.

Interested in attending?

Please sign-up through the form below

Trivia Night

Monday, November 18 – 6 to 8 p.m.
International Centre, Global Commons (GLB-104)

 

Gather up your friends and test what you know about the many countries represented at Brock. Hosted by International Student Ambassadors Jabu and Vicky, this ultimate battle of wits will take place in the International Centre Global Commons from 6 to 8 p.m.  This event is sure to be a night full of laughter and fun! And of course, a trivia night is not complete without prizes for the winners!

Teams of 4 are encouraged but if you’re unable to put together a full team, we encourage you to still attend. Individual players and smaller groups will be paired up together at the event.

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International Movie Night

Tuesday, November 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
International Center, Global Commons (GLB-104)

 

Experience a night at the movies without leaving campus.

The Brock community has the opportunity to vote between the following high-acclaimed international films:

  1. Us and Them
  2. Aquarius
  3. Sand Storm
  4. Chief Daddy

Tune into Brock International’s Instagram Story on November 14 to vote for your favorite. The movie with the most votes will be announced on November 15.

This is a FREE event. No RSVP is required, and snacks and drinks will be provided.

Vote on what to watch!

Chinese Tea Workshop

Wednesday, November 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
International Centre (GLB-207)


Join us for a traditional Chinese tea workshop hosted by the Confucius Institute at the International Centre (GLB-207) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about and taste various teas that are part of Chinese culture. The workshop is led by Crystal Beaudoin, a MING tea sommelier and Doctoral student majoring in Chinese Buddhism.

Hosted by:
Brock’s Confucius Institute
Instructor:
Crystal Beaudoin
B.Sc. / B.A./ M.A.
MING Tea Sommelier
Doctoral student majoring in Buddhism,
M.A. in Chinese Buddhism; B.A. in East Asian Studies

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Chinese Kungfu Class

Wednesday, November 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
International Centre, Global Commons (GLB-104)


Siu Lam Weng Chun Kung Fu
emphasizes “centre line” principle, sensitivity and agility with co-ordination of eyes, hands, hip, stance and body. Learn how to utilize circular motion to redirect offending force or absorb and counter attack.

Hosted by:
Brock’s Confucius Institute
Instructor:
Peter Yuen (CCMAMD Level 7)
Cameron Andress (10 years of martial arts experience)

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Brazilian Dance Class

Thursday, November 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.
International Centre Global Commons


Experience the rhythms of Brazil!

On November 20, Karen Roedel, a Dance instructor from Brazil, will provide FREE Brazilian dance lessons from 5 – 7 p.m. at the International Center in the Global Commons (GLB-104). These dances are inspired by the popular rhythms of Brazil, such as the Samba, Ciranda and the Bossa Nova. The moves are a lot of fun, easy to learn and do not require a high degree of physical fitness. Participants of any age and gender are welcome to attend. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

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Day of the Dead History

Thursday, November 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
International Centre (GLB-207)

Monica Ceron, a visiting scholar from Mexico working in Brock’s Department of Sociology, will conduct a brief presentation about Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, a cultural tradition in Mexico. She will also be serving guacamole, beans and chips..

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CultureFEST

Friday, November 22 from 3 to 4 p.m.
International Centre (GLB-207)

CultureFEST is a social opportunity for ALL Brock students to learn about our global community. All are welcome to attend including students, staff, faculty and members of the community. These informal events are a great way to expand your social network, learn interesting things about various countries around the world, try new foods and participate in traditions unbeknownst to you.

 

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For a full-list of International Week events, check out ExperienceBU.

Take a look back at Celebration of Nations 2018.